| Aug 10, 2013
| 8:51 AM
The Sharp fire in Angeles National Forest has grown to 150 acres, but firefighters, aided now by five water-dropping helicopters, have been able to increase containment to 40%.
Two firefighters, meanwhile, were treated at a local hospital after one...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 11:43 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan -- The reclusive leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban said Tuesday that his militant group was willing to begin peace negotiations, even as he urged stepped-up attacks on foreign troops to force them out of the country.
| Aug 25, 2013
| 11:53 AM
SAN DIEGO — Under his resignation deal with the City Council, Bob Filner will remain as mayor until the end of business hours Friday, complete with a police security detail and a relinquishing of his keys to his office.
But planning has already...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:35 AM
SAN DIEGO -- A longtime city employee will file a legal action against the city and Mayor Bob Filner accusing him of sexual harassment, according to the employee's attorney.
Attorney Dan Gilleon said the action will be for "battery, gender violence,...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 8:34 PM
SAN DIEGO — Under his resignation deal with the City Council, Bob Filner will remain mayor until the end of business hours Friday, complete with a police security detail.
Planning has already begun for a special election to find a successor to...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:35 PM
A brush fire broke out Thursday afternoon near Wrightwood in the Angeles National Forest, and firefighters were battling the flames in steep terrain while some neighborhoods were being evacuated.
Named the Sharp fire, the blaze was reported at 12:13 p....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A brush fire that broke out in the Angeles National Forest on Thursday has doubled in size to at least 60 acres, prompting officials to triple the number of firefighters assigned to the blaze.
About 300 firefighters were battling the Sharp fire in...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:50 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Four people were killed and a Christian church was burned in riots in the Kenyan city of Mombasa on Friday that followed the killing of a Muslim cleric the previous night.
The Kenya Red Cross Society said seven other people...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:53 AM
MEXICO CITY -- At least 12 people were killed and many more injured Friday morning when a passenger bus overturned on a highway west of the Mexican capital, according to government and media reports.
The accident occurred on a highway linking the Mexico...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:21 AM
A five-hour SWAT standoff in the southern San Diego County community of Bonita ended Friday night when sheriff's deputies discovered the suspected gunman dead of an apparent suicide.
Deputies had sent a robotic device into the home and found the 45-...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:45 AM
BEIRUT -- The toll from a pair of explosions outside two mosques in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday has risen to at least 29 with hundreds wounded, authorities said.
The explosions appeared to be the latest in a series of attacks that...